Happiness measure, code: O-Sum-u-mq-v-7-a


Selfreport on four questions:

Using the 1-7 scale below, indicate your agreement with each of the items by placing the appropriate number on the line preceding that item. Please be open and honest in your responding.
A In most ways my life is close to ideal
B The conditions of my life are excellent
C I am satisfied with my life
D So far, I have gotten the important things I want in life

Answers rated:
7 strongly agree
6 agree
5 slightly agree
4 neither agree nor disagree
3 slightly disagree
2 disagree
1 strongly disagree

Computation: A+B+C+D divided by 4

Name: Shortened Diener's Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS)
(In the original scale item 5 reads: 'If I could live my life over, I would change nothing'. This item is left out in this selection because a positive answer to this question does not necessarily mean that the respondent doesn't like the life he/she actually lives.)
  
Classification
Focus, O-Sum Overall: Summed overall appraisals
Time frame, u time unspecified
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 7
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceDiener (2001a): study AU 1995
TitleHappiness in International Study of Student Wellbeing
PublicStudents, Australia, 1995
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2001a): study BH 1995
TitleHappiness in International Study of Student Wellbeing
PublicStudents, Bahrein, 1995
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2001a): study EG 1995
TitleHappiness in International Study of Student Wellbeing
PublicStudents, Egypt, 1995
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2001a): study GH 1995
TitleHappiness in International Study of Student Wellbeing
PublicStudents, Ghana, 1995
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2001a): study ID 1995
TitleHappiness in International Study of Student Wellbeing
PublicStudents, Indonesia, 1995
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2001a): study JP 1995
TitleHappiness in International Study of Student Wellbeing
PublicStudents, Japan, 1995
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2001a): study KR 1995
TitleHappiness in International Study of Student Wellbeing
PublicStudents, Korea,(South), 1995
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2001a): study NG 1995
TitleHappiness in International Study of Student Wellbeing
PublicStudents, Nigeria, 1995
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2001a): study NP 1995
TitleHappiness in International Study of Student Wellbeing
PublicStudents, Nepal, 1995
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2001a): study PK 1995
TitleHappiness in International Study of Student Wellbeing
PublicStudents, Pakistan, 1995
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2001a): study SG 1995
TitleHappiness in International Study of Student Wellbeing
PublicStudents, Singapore, 1995
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2001a): study TR 1995
TitleHappiness in International Study of Student Wellbeing
PublicStudents, Turkey, 1995
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2001a): study TW 1995
TitleHappiness in International Study of Student Wellbeing
PublicStudents, Taiwan, 1995
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2001a): study TZ 1995
TitleHappiness in International Study of Student Wellbeing
PublicStudents, Tanzania, 1995
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2001a): study US 1995
TitleHappiness in International Study of Student Wellbeing
PublicStudents, United States, 1995
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2001a): study ZA 1995
TitleHappiness in International Study of Student Wellbeing
PublicStudents, South Africa, 1995
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2001a): study ZW 1995
TitleHappiness in International Study of Student Wellbeing
PublicStudents, Zimbabwe, 1995
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study AR 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, Argentina, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study AT 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, Austria, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study BR 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, Brazil, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study CN 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, China, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study CO 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, Colombia, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study DE 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, Germany, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study DK 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, Denmark, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study EE 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, Estonia, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study ES 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, Spain, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study FI 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, Finland, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study GR 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, Greece, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study GT 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, Guatemala, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study HK 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, Hong Kong, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study HU 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, Hungary, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study IN 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, India, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study IT 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, Italy, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study LT 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, Lithuania, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study NL 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, Netherlands, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study NO 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, Norway, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study PE 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, Peru, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study PR 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, Puerto Rico, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study PT 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, Portugal, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study SI 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, Slovenia, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study TH 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, Thailand, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceSchroevers et al. (2000): study NL 1990
TitleThe Evaluation of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Repression (CES-D) Scale: Depressed and Positive Affect in Cancer Patients and Healing Reference Subjects.
PublicCancer patients and controls, followed 15 months, the Netherlands, 1990
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceSchroevers et al. (2006): study NL 1998
TitleAdjustment to Cancer in the 8 Years following Diagnosis: A Longitudinal Study comparing Cancer Survivors with Healthy Individuals.
PublicCancer patients and controls, the Netherlands, 8 years after diagnosis, 1998 -?
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceSmucker Barnwell et al. (2006): study ZZ Anglo-America 2001
TitleCannabis, Motivation, and Life Satisfaction in an Internet Sample.
Public18+ aged, cannabis users and non-users, USA and Canada, 200?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceSoons (2006): study NL 1987
TitleHet Geluk van de Happy Single. (The Happiness of the Happy Single).
PublicYoung adults, followed from age 18 to 26, The Netherlands, 1987-1999
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceTunney (2006): study GB 2001
TitleThe Effects of Winning the Lottery on Happiness, Life Satisfaction, and Mood.
PublicLottery winners and matched controls, Great Britain, 200?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceVitterso et al. (2002): study ZZ World samples 1995
TitleThe Concept of Life Satisfaction Across Cultures: Exploring its Diverse Meaning and Relation to Economic Wealth.
PublicCollege students, 41 countries, 1995-96
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no